Thursday, October 13, 2011

Our Friend Brandon

Throughout my daughters' elementary years, there was a boy who they went to school with who had a brain tumor.  When my youngest was in 5th grade, he was experiencing his third recurrence of the tumor.  The lessons learned by the students that year were beyond academic.  Brandon included his class mates in his gift of serving others, experiencing cancer in the open, and desiring to be present whenever possible.  We all learn invaluable lessons.  It was a honor to be included and a part of his life. 

This layout is about the quilt the class made for Brandon and gave to me in January 2010, just three months before he passed away. 

His mother has started Brandon's Goal Foundation with the mission to find a cure for pediatric cancers.  Our family continues to volunteer for events and fundraisers and it is such a blessing to work toward the goal of helping children like Brandon. 

I really like the Typeset Complements which are adhesive back canvas shapes and images.  The texture is so rich.  In the journal section above, I plan to write the words my daughter put on the square she made for Brandon's quilt.  Yes, you can write on the embellishments. 

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